A couple of interesting bikes on Kijiji, Toronto this morning.
A mid 60’s Raleigh Sports @ $190.00 with a somewhat cumbersome “Sportshift”.
And a good lookin’ mid 70’s Raleigh Tourist @ $250.00.
Despite the fact that I had just told myself “no more bikes”, this one appeared on my neighbour’s lawn yesterday with a for sale sign. I paid full price, $40.00! It had several nice parts on it that have already been harvested and installed on my 1960 Norman.
There’s a small threaded lug behind the chain ring for attaching a full chain case.
- Below, a Raleigh Sports version of the same bike.
Ads often pop up for His and Hers bicycles for sale. Couples often buy them together with the intent of getting out and more active. More often than not, it’s not the case. Before I was bitten by the 3 speed bug I bought a pair of Linus Gastons for my wife and myself. Later, I bought a Ladies Superbe for my wife but she didn’t care for it and I sold it at the bike show. I also found a nice pair of His and Hers Raleigh Superbes for my Father-in law and his girlfriend as well.
This one showed up today on Kijiji Toronto. The asking price is $450.00 or so and I’d be surprised if he gets any response considering the condition and the fact he says the gears don’t actually work….
Note that someone has written the price of $74.95 on the page, under the Superbe. A quick check of the inflation calculator reveals that this same purchase would cost $590.00 in 2013. I don’t think that you could find anything comparable today for that amount, taking into account the bike came with a leather saddle, a pump, a rack, a Dynohub generator and front and rear lights.
Currently offered on Kijiji Toronto, a clean Canadian built Raleigh Sports.
This ones also on Kijiji for $130.00.